The Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist in Residence and Teaching (ART) Program is a lasting gift to the many artists, arts educators and students, and arts enthusiasts we are fortunate to have in our community. The program represents a significant part of Susan’s lasting legacy–as a beloved local artist and environmental advocate.
The ART program works to develop and enhance the visual arts through short-term residencies and workshops taught by nationally-established and highly reputable artists who create in a range of media. Past visiting artists include: Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Michelle Ross, Richard Notkin, Katherine Ace, Laura Ross Paul, Tip Toland, Sergei Isupov, Phoebe Toland, Michelle Gregor and Ana Lisa Hedstrom.
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2020 Visiting Artist: Jason WalkerThe Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist in Residence and Teaching (ART) Program recipient for 2020 is Jason Walker, who is an internationally recognized ceramicist.
Hosted by Blue Line Arts, Walker will demonstrate his techniques of hand-building with porcelain. Jason will also share all of his secrets painting on bone-dry forms with underglaze. He will discuss techniques and philosophies of combining 2-D imagery with 3-D form and how to start creating your own personal vocabulary of imagery into a personal narrative. Each student will have hands-on experience working with porcelain, painting with underglaze and much one-on-one instruction from Jason.
About the Artist
Jason Walker has exhibited and taught widely including at the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., Haystack Mountain School for the Crafts, Penland School for the Crafts, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, The Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China and the International Ceramics Workshop, Kecskemet, Hungary, South Korea, Ireland and France.
His work is included in collections at the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco: De Young, the Carnegie Mellon Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Arizona State University Art Museum Ceramic Research Center, Tempe, Arizona and the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon.
Walker received a BFA from Utah State University and a MFA from Penn State University and is represented by Ferrin Contemporary, and currently resides in Cedar City, Utah and is Lecturer of Ceramics at Southern Utah University.